Somerset

Somerset man, 79, admits manslaughter of wife

Margaret Beardon
Image caption Margaret Beardon, 78, was found at her home in Wellington on 15 July

A 79-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his wife who died at their home in Somerset.

Malcolm Beardon, of Churchfields, Wellington, previously denied murdering his wife Margaret, 78, on 15 July.

The plea was accepted by the prosecution on the grounds that Beardon had lost control after many years of caring for his wife.

The case was adjourned to allow for pre-sentence reports to be compiled. He will be sentenced in January.

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